Introducing Blake Little, the 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Toronto making waves already, and just released his highly anticipated new single, ‘Spring’ – check it out on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/aKLfkFS0U4g
With his undeniable passion for a musical story and a unique low-fi rock sound, Little delivers an emotionally charged song that explores the complexities of heartbreak, personal growth, and the fleeting nature of life.
Little’s musical journey began at a young age when he discovered his love for singing and playing the guitar. Pulling on inspiration from a formidable range of rock genres, including Zeppelin, Little’s music offers raw authenticism mixed with 90s grunge and early 2000s rock. His distinct vocal palette shines through, commanding listeners to hear his words.
‘Spring’ captures Little’s reflections on the transitional season, evoking a mix of melancholy, forward-thinking, and introspection. While spring has always held significance for Little, being born in April, he reveals his growing resentment towards this time of year as he grows. Gazing out his window at the rain pouring down, Blake paints a vivid picture of the muddy and gloomy early months of spring, contrasting it with the allure of fall.
Unafraid to bare his soul through this new single, Little explains that ‘Spring’ is directed towards a relationship ending due to circumstances beyond their control. This personal touch adds flavour, depth, and vulnerability to the song as Little confronts his emotions and expresses his vulnerability.
Sonically, ‘Spring’ marks a fresh sound for Little. As an artist, he has always strived to experiment and push the boundaries of his style, taking inspiration from iconic bands like Led Zeppelin. Little’s versatility allows the song to draw on multiple genres and sounds, including the late 90s and early 2000s music. Grungey distorted electrics, a low-end pumping bass, and simple yet solid, hard-hitting drums accompany his emotionally fitting vocals. This modest combination allows Little’s vocals and lyrics to stay at the top of the song without interference from other overzealous instruments.
In the studio, Little performed every instrument apart from the drums. This hands-on approach allows him to experiment and form control, bringing his unique musical direction to life. Nevertheless, Little expresses his desire to collaborate with other artists, eager to explore the creative possibilities of working together.
“‘Sometimes our lives compromise what we hold dear’ – It’s not the most complex line, but it’s probably my favorite in the song,”
Shares Little, highlighting the emotional depth and introspection that pervades ‘Spring.’
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/22I1NJYl3Z5qeXcfE5GHp3?si=671f986c05de4d70&nd=1
Contrary to belief, ‘Spring’ is not just a melancholic adventure. The second verse carries a powerful message about cherishing the good moments in life before they pass us by. Little’s poignant lyrics draw inspiration from the film “Blow,” paraphrasing a memorable line from Ray Liotta’s character:
“Sometimes you’re flush, and sometimes you’re bust, and when you’re up, it’s never as good as it seems, and when you’re down, you never think you’ll be up again, but life goes on.”
‘Sometimes you’re up
Never good as it seems
Mr. Jung told me years ago
I finally know what he means.
Don’t get me wrong
It wasn’t long between you and me
I think I miss more what we could have been.’
This quote encapsulates the underlying principles behind ‘Spring’ and serves as a poignant reminder of life’s unpredictable nature.
As Little starts down his musical path, ‘Spring’ is a testament to his musical growth. This ear-hugging new single serves as a potent reminder that life’s twists and turns often shape our perspective and inspire profound thoughtfulness.